Improving category specific Web search by learning query modifications

E. J. Glover, G. W. Flake, S. Lawrence, W. P. Birmingham, A. Kruger, C. L. Giles, D. M. Pennock

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Abstract

Users looking for documents within specific categories may have a difficult time locating valuable documents using general purpose search engines. We present an automated method for learning query modifications that can dramatically improve precision for locating pages within specified categories using Web search engines. We also present a classification procedure that can recognize pages in a specific category with high precision, using textual content, text location and HTML structure. Evaluation shows that the approach is highly effective for locating personal homepages and calls for papers. These algorithms are used to improve category specific search in the Inquirus 2 search engine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2001 Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages23-32
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0769509428, 9780769509426
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
EventSymposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2001 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jan 8 2001Jan 12 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2001 Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2001

Other

OtherSymposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2001
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period1/8/011/12/01

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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Glover, E. J., Flake, G. W., Lawrence, S., Birmingham, W. P., Kruger, A., Giles, C. L., & Pennock, D. M. (2001). Improving category specific Web search by learning query modifications. In Proceedings - 2001 Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2001 (pp. 23-32). [905165] (Proceedings - 2001 Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2001). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SAINT.2001.905165